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SHS Robotics, otherwise known as The RoboWreckers, is a school-wide robotics team dedicated to reestablishing Staples' dominance in the competition STEM landscape. If you want to wire electrical systems, build aluminum and steel chassis, program autonomous functionality, 3D print custom parts, and win, you've come to the right place!

Each year, we participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). FTC is a nationwide competition that attracts over 4,000 teams annually to draft, design, manufacture, and assemble application-specific robots. Starting in September, our team works around the clock to build a fully-functional robot in time for competition in the Winter. Teams battle head to head at the local, regional, state, national, and international-stage to see who's the best

Join us, and channel your passion for robotics into an impressive display of technology!

Faculty Advisors Student Leader
Joanne Klouda & Scott Lee Ben Saxon

To receive more information about joining the RoboWreckers, please email

Access the RoboWreckers and their Google Classroom here.


Position Description:

Position Type



Builders are responsible for designing and constructing the drive-train & mechanisms behind the robot. Towards the beginning of build season, they work with the “Machinist/CAD” section of the team to generate a working, to-scale, machinable computer-model of the robot. Later on, they assemble the parts of the robot, collaborate with the programming team, and adjust the mechanisms and construction for optimal performance.


Programmers are responsible for the creation of Java repositories to control the robot’s sensors, motors, and other electronics. In the pre-season, programmers become acquainted with the software & syntax of the language. During the build-season, they collaborate with the build team to optimize the intelligence, perception, and agility of the robot.


Machinists/CAD designers are responsible for 1) creating a structural & electronic computer-model of the robot, and 2) machining parts for use on the robot. During the late pre-season and early build-season, members will translate the build teams’ mechanical ideas into software like Fusion360 & Solidworks, thereby creating a clear, component-based representation of the robot. Later on, they’ll operate CNC machines, laser cutters, 3D printers, and other tools to effectively & accurately machine fiberglass, aluminum, and light-steel parts.


Artists are responsible for creating promotional designs that will be used on apparel and other forms of team-branding. There will be an emphasis on the use of software, like PhotoShop, to achieve this, though there is flexibility in terms of specifics. 

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